(MDXSU) Finance and Accounts Assistant


Middlesex University
2 Months
4 hours per week
Smart Casual




This job is part of the Middlesex University Students’ Union’s Community Placement Scheme and is only available to current students of Middlesex University. The scheme has been established to ensure students are paid London Living Wage (£10.55) to put your studies or interests to use practically on placements whilst helping the local community. The scheme is designed to boost student employability and increase collaboration within Barnet and beyond.
We would recommend visiting www.mdxsu.com/community-placements before submitting any applications.

Voicebox deliver drama-based PSHE workshops for young people across London to explore the question of what it means to be a man today. Currently, Voicebox provide 3 different services, which you can read more about at https://www.voiceboxcic.com.
At Voicebox, our priority is to create a supportive space for young people to discuss, challenge and question the cultural expectations of what it means to be a man. We also want the participants to have power and ownership over the work that we explore with them, with this in mind we have designed workshops that are flexible to the changing needs of each group we work with. We are determined to make a positive difference to the wellbeing of all young people that we connect with through our projects.
The role will involve working closely with the Director of Finance ensure that all financial and administrative matters within the company run smoothly and effectively. The role will involve collaboration with the Director of Finance to develop Voicebox’s financial protocols and strategies for the future. Alongside this, the role will also involve researching and identifying new potential avenues of funding for the company, whilst also developing and maximising the existing revenue streams of the company. This role will give the opportunity to have a large input into new ideas and strategies for the company, honing skills in small business finances, whilst being in an environment that promotes mental health practices and interrogation of gender stereotypes.
? Liaise with Voicebox Director of Finance and Administration
? Assist the Director of Finance and Administration with duties, including; financial reports, accounting tasks (e.g quarterly reports, VAT, Corporation tax), bookkeeping.
? Assist in developing and running the accounting system for duration of placement.
? Assist in running payroll, pension scheme and NIC.
? Identifying potential funding grants, and in the creation and completion of the applications. (e.g Arts Council).
? Creating Budget documents (for projects and quarters).
? Assist in the reflection on internal financial protocols.
? Developing of internal financial protocols.
? Independent worker
? Strong communication skills
? Knowledge and understanding of accounting and bookkeeping for small business.
? Knowledge and understanding of finances for small business.
? Knowledge and understanding of financial law for small business.
? Willingness to put forward own ideas.
? Ability to manage and build strong relationships with external agencies.
? Capable of planning and delivering initiatives.
? An ability to summarise effectively, you will be able to explain sometimes complex ideas in a simple way.
? Ability to work successfully as part of a team, and individually, managing workload effectively and being flexible to meet changing requirements of the company.

? A basic understanding of arts organisations.
? Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping for small business.
? Experience in accounting systems. (Quickbooks)
? Basic understanding of mental health and/or gender.
Joseph Levy Foundation, 1 Bell Street, London, NW1 5BY
How to apply
Please note the deadline for this application is 10th October. Please upload your CV, and answer the following questions in your cover letter (300 words max per question):

1. What interests you about this opportunity?
Demonstrate that you understand the role and talk about your motivations to apply for it; that will help us to get a sense of your personal connection to this placement.

2. Why are you the perfect candidate for this placement?
Demonstrate your skills by giving examples from your previous roles and describe how this experience has allowed you to develop each of the skills listed. Please refer to 'experience and skills' section.

3. Why is this experience important to you?
Tell us about how this role will support your personal development, develop your skills, complement your studies and/or benefit you in the future. Talk about your aspirations for the future and how you think this placement role could benefit the community, as a result why it is important for you to be involved.

4. Are you currently a student at Middlesex University? If so, what course and year of study are you undertaking?
Candidates will be shortlisted based on cover letter and CV.

Further Information
We will be completing the shortlisting process as soon as possible following the closing date, and aim to let you know as soon as possible. Please note however that due to the number of applications that the students’ union receives for placement opportunities, we are unable to offer personal feedback on applications. If you need any additional information or if you would like to speak to someone about your application please contact the Community Partnership Coordinator, Sally Bernard, at s.bernard@mdx.ac.uk or 020 84115009.